Long-Term Mission Service


IM global servants work cross-culturally alongside partner organizations around the world to advance the work that is already being done and to contribute their unique gifts to further God’s kingdom. They are adults of all ages with a diverse array of backgrounds and interests, and they serve in a variety of different ministries.

Are you considering full-time global ministry? Would you like to learn more about what it means to be an IM global servant? As the Holy Spirit begins to light up your path, you may find it helpful to talk with your pastor and other mature believers about what God is showing you. Invite them to pray with you. Get involved in mission trips, attend conferences, and meet global servants.

You can also take a significant step by talking with the International Ministries Mission Mobilization team. We are ready to answer your questions and to walk alongside you in the discernment process.

Under “Duration,” select “5+ years”


How to become a global servant with IM

International Ministries personnel serving outside the United States and Puerto Rico are referred to as “global servants” and all commit to IM’s vision of working cross-culturally to invite people to become disciples of Jesus Christ and to proclaim, through both word and deed, God’s reign of justice, peace, and abundant life for all creation. Some IM global servants are sent through joint or associate appointments in which they are related not only to IM, but also with another mission agency, Christian organization, or local church.

There are five stages to becoming a global servant with IM

At this stage complete an initial inquiry questionnaire and you will be contacted by our Mission Mobilization team.





Download the 5 stages on how to become a global servant with IM


Claudia Wong
Administrative Assistant for World Relief Officer, Global Personnel, and Mission Mobilization

Hello, my name is Claudia. Thank you for taking interest in International Ministries. I have been serving with International Ministries as the administrative assistant for Mission Mobilization, Global Personnel Services, and World Relief. I look forward to hearing from you.

Message from Rodney Ragwan
Director for Mission Mobilization

Each of us is at a different place in our spiritual journey. For some, a tug of the heart to mission service occurred many years ago and is now growing much stronger. For others, it may be that they see so much need globally, and it is stirring something inside them. There are others who have little doubt that God is calling them to mission service. No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, you want to be sensitive to the prompting and leading of the Spirit to global service.

I am reminded of 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” In this text, we are reminded of the priesthood of all believers. Every believer is called to serve. The question is, to what extent? Are you called to be a global servant?

As people of faith, we reference the WORD. The Psalter in Psalm 119:105 states, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” I remember very clearly when I was seeking God’s will in my life regarding my call to service, I was encouraged to spend time in God’s word. The suggestion was that I select a book in the Bible and spend time asking, “Lord, what is your plan for my life?” When I did this, God started to light up the path for me. I began to see all pieces of my life coming together. Then came these words, “Behold my servant I have chosen….” That was it for me. I was at peace. God’s word brightly lit up my path.

This was how my call came to me. Your experience will be different, and God may speak to you differently. Nonetheless, read and ask God to light up the path before you so that you can see what he wants you to do, and how he wants you to serve. God’s light may not show you the destination, but certainly God will show you the next steps on the journey.

As the Holy Spirit begins to light up your path, I encourage you to talk with your pastor and other mature believers about what God is showing you. Invite them to pray with you. Get involved in mission trips, attend conferences and meet other global servants.

You can take a significant step by talking with me or other staff at International Ministries (IM). We will walk alongside you in the discernment process.

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